This year's Call of Duty game - could it be Call of Duty: Black Ops 2? - will see "meaningful innovation" for the well-worn FPS juggernaut, Activision has said, alongside a revamped and refreshed Call of Duty: Elite 2.0.
Speaking during an Activision investor call yesterday, Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg surprised nobody by saying there will definitely be a new Call of Duty in 2012.
"This year, we expect to further expand our presence with the launch of an all-new epic first-person shooter title under the Call of Duty brand," said Hirshberg.
"From what we've seen the game already looks fantastic and will bring meaningful innovation to the franchise. I could not be more excited." He wouldn't say what's it called, but he's probably seen it. I wonder what his K/D ratio is?
Hirshberg also confirmed that Activision intends to keep its "foot on the gas" with Call of Duty: Elite.
"We're already hard at work on Elite 2.0 with several innovative features being developed to work hand in hand with our next Call of Duty release," said Hirshberg.
Call of Duty: Elite will also see additional features launched in the next 60 days, according to Hirshberg.